Adult Stem Cell Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  After years of medication management of their rheumatoid arthritis, many patients are left with pain and limitations from joint damage caused by RA. Evidence Supporting Adult Stem Cells to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis     The following study by Gonzalez et al. suggests that adipose (fat) derived stem cells are “attractive therapeutic candidates” for RA and … Read more

New Injection For Arthritis Brings Hope To Those Fighting The Disease

An injection could help cure the crippling symptoms of arthritis, say scientists.A study found that a molecule, called kartogenin, encourages damaged cartilage to regenerate.It is now hoped that the substance could form the basis of a new drug-based therapy, targeting the degenerative joint and bone disease which causes cartilage to wear away.In the UK, arthritis … Read more

New Drug Treatment For Rheumatoid Arthritis Specifically Targets Cartilage

Researchers have uncovered a novel Rheumatoid Arthritis treatment method that directly targets the cells responsible for cartilage damage in the joints. A specific rheumatoid arthritis (RA) drug that directly targets damage-causing cells may sound too good to be true — but it isn’t science fiction. Researchers from the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology and their … Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis & Osteoarthritis Treatments that Work for Both Types

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a very common health problem that sends over 20 million people to their physician’s office each year. It’s important to realize that “arthritis” is divided into two primary types: osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease (DJD); the wear-and-tear form of arthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. These two types are completely different, even … Read more

10 Things you Should Know About Psoriatic Arthritis

When you have psoriasis, your body’s immune system revs up to battle the skin disease. But sometimes the cells that fight psoriasis turn on your joints instead. The resulting condition, called psoriatic arthritis, causes joint pain and redness, swelling, and trouble moving. Prompt treatment can prevent lasting joint damage. 1. Doctors are still investigating its … Read more